Bachelor of Social Work
About the Program
The Bachelor of Social Work program prepares generalist social work professionals who are capable of skillful assessment and interventions at the micro, mezzo, and macro-levels.
Our graduates are eligible to apply for advanced standing in graduate social work programs, including the Master of Social Work program. Between 95 and 100% of students graduating with a baccalaureate degree from the Waldron College of Health and Human Services have found employment or gone on to graduate school within three months of graduation. The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Minimum of 120 credit hours
120 credit hours with as many as 66 credit hours transferable through the AAS In Human Services (VWCC). Additional credit hours beyond completion of the AAS in Human Services are necessary. These credits may be earned through VWCC and/or Radford University. Strategy for identifying these courses should be a part of pre-admission consultation, which we urge prior to seeking admission to Radford University.
BSW course work focuses on developing knowledge and skills related to nine practice areas: Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Welfare Policies and Services, Research, Social Work Practice, Field Instruction, Social Work Values and Issues, Social and Economic Justice, Populations-at-Risk and Diversity. Our baccalaureate social work degree is accepted as the entry-level educational credential for beginning social work practice.
- Mental Health Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Health Services
- Child Welfare
- School Systems
- Court Services
- Social Services
- Positions with agencies for developmentally delayed
Cost & Financial Aid
We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.
As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:
- Library collections and services
- Computer lab with printer/copier
- Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
- Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Free parking with a student parking pass
Radford University Resources Available To Students Enrolled Via RHEC:
- Radford University Bookstore
- McConnell Library
- Center for Diversity and Inclusion
- Center for Accessibility Services
- Military Resource Center
- Financial Aid Office
- Career Center at Radford University
- Division of Student Affairs
- Division of Information Technology (Radford University 25 station Computer Lab on Site at RHEC)
How to Apply
It is strongly recommended that prospective students arrange for pre-admission consultation to determine if you ready to matriculate at junior level. These consultations are available at RHEC office. A Roanoke Degree Program application will be provided within the context of the consultation.